Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

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Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby mike029 » 07 Jun 2011, 02:13

Found this today while reading about WWDC conference...

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/arc ... 2003504899

Taipei city government: changing the world, one ridiculous demand at a time.
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Re: Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby Adam_CLO » 07 Jun 2011, 02:26

Apple does offer refunds, even though it's not advertised. If you complain to them about an app, they will refund it for you. Should be interesting to see how they respond to this. If I were them, I'd threaten to pull out of Taiwan. The public outcry should be enough to shut the government up.
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Re: Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby baberenglish » 07 Jun 2011, 08:21

most locals I know copy the app using an 'unnamed' software and go nuts....for free....forget the gov't free trial bullshit, people are already copying it for free. the gov't just wants some excuse for the rapid piracy going on.
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Re: Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby Icon » 07 Jun 2011, 10:07

If it is brownie points for election time they are looking for... well, this could backfire... duh!
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Re: Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby ludahai » 08 Jun 2011, 18:50

Are you suggesting that online business don't have to abide by consumer protection laws?

Now, if they can only force Facebook to talk to prosecutors when people use Facebook to violate local laws...
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Re: Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby ludahai » 08 Jun 2011, 19:01

Adam_CLO wrote:Apple does offer refunds, even though it's not advertised. If you complain to them about an app, they will refund it for you. Should be interesting to see how they respond to this. If I were them, I'd threaten to pull out of Taiwan. The public outcry should be enough to shut the government up.


The articles I have ready about this indicates that there is a 15-minute refund period, which is absolutely absurd...
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Re: Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby maoman » 08 Jun 2011, 19:25

Adam_CLO wrote:Apple does offer refunds, even though it's not advertised. If you complain to them about an app, they will refund it for you. Should be interesting to see how they respond to this. If I were them, I'd threaten to pull out of Taiwan. The public outcry should be enough to shut the government up.

It'll never happen. The gov't just likes to kao yao. :aiyo:
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Re: Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby Adam_CLO » 08 Jun 2011, 23:05

ludahai wrote:
Adam_CLO wrote:Apple does offer refunds, even though it's not advertised. If you complain to them about an app, they will refund it for you. Should be interesting to see how they respond to this. If I were them, I'd threaten to pull out of Taiwan. The public outcry should be enough to shut the government up.


The articles I have ready about this indicates that there is a 15-minute refund period, which is absolutely absurd...

Apple's official policy states no refunds whatsoever. However their unofficial policy is they'll refund if you file a complaint about the software.

If I buy a software or music CD from Carrefour, can I open it, use it then return it within 7 days? How about a book?
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Re: Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby ludahai » 12 Jun 2011, 21:44

Adam_CLO wrote:
ludahai wrote:
Adam_CLO wrote:Apple does offer refunds, even though it's not advertised. If you complain to them about an app, they will refund it for you. Should be interesting to see how they respond to this. If I were them, I'd threaten to pull out of Taiwan. The public outcry should be enough to shut the government up.


The articles I have ready about this indicates that there is a 15-minute refund period, which is absolutely absurd...

Apple's official policy states no refunds whatsoever. However their unofficial policy is they'll refund if you file a complaint about the software.

If I buy a software or music CD from Carrefour, can I open it, use it then return it within 7 days? How about a book?


I am not sure of the specifics of the law because I don't buy things unless I know I want it and have only brought things in to exchange because there was something wrong with the product or the clothes (at Costco) were the wrong size. However, I am given to understand that the return laws are fairly broad.
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Taipei government pressuring Apple and Google to allow free trials for apps

Postby zebigbos22 » 12 Jun 2011, 21:52

ok, i go to a restaurant, eat and can i ask for a refund? do I need to puke it out?

for apple, I have already asked a refund and was ok. of course they say it is special for you, but if it is one time it pass
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